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Fermented water kefir is relatively easy and quick to make. There’s a bit of kitchen science required to be successful and we lead you through the process as meticulously as possible.

There are few ingredients—water, sugar and flavourings—but the quality is critical to the success. Temperature, cleanliness and basic equipment are also important. We recommend our starter kit for anyone trying to make water kefir for the first time. In this kit, you’ll find everything you need, in the right proportions for the greatest chance of success.

Instructions

Step-by-step instructions to ferment your own water kefir.

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Sugar

The sugar you put into your fermentation isn’t for you, of course, it’s for the cultures. So don’t be tempted to reduce the quantity to make it healthier—it will only cause your ferment to fail. Remember, most of the sugar has been processed out by the time it’s ready to drink.

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Water

Water kefir grains may benefit from water sources with higher mineral content. Well water and spring water can be naturally high in mineral content and are ideal for making kefir.

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How to Articles

4 Top Reasons Water Kefir Brews Fail

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How Salt Lamps Can Improve Fermentation

If you’re fermenting water kefir in a cool house, a salt lamp can be an easy way to …
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How To Tame Water Kefir Fizz

It’s such a gratifying day when you open your bottle of water kefir and it has a perfect …
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How To Store Water Kefir Grains

One of the beautiful things about water kefir culture is that it adapts to your lifestyle. You can …
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How To Make Big Batches Of Water Kefir

If your grains are beginning to multiply like crazy and you are looking to share the amazing benefits …
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How to Adjust Water Kefir Grains That Are Cloudy

Have you ever found your water kefir turning cloudy and starting to smell bad? Then your brewing environment …
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How to Know When Your Water Kefir has Fermented

Here’s how you can test the fermentation of your water kefir. Smell it. It should have a lightly …
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How Long Do Water Kefir Grains Live?

Water kefir grains can live indefinitely. They are hardy, alive micro-organisms that are in a constant state of …
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Tips for Brewing Water Kefir in the Summer

With warm weather you will see a sudden change in the volatility of your second ferment. Water kefir …
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